On May 3, 2020, over 15,000 people will push themselves to the limit as they compete in the BMO Vancouver Marathon. As they do, many of them will be making a huge impact in the lives of young people with Down syndrome.
As an official charity of the BMO Vancouver Marathon, runners are invited to participate on behalf of the Down Syndrome Resource Foundation, raising funds to empower individuals with Down syndrome to reach their full potential as contributing members of the community. This initiative is part of the Marathon's RUN4HOPE, and is open to participants in the full marathon, half marathon, marathon relay, 8k or 2.5k run.
As a DSRF Charity Runner, participants commit to raising a minimum of $200 dollars for DSRF, using the fundraising tools on this website. DSRF directly supports our runners to help make your fundraising a success. Specifically, DSRF will provide:a customized fundraising web page promotion through DSRF's website, Facebook and Twitter regular e-mails from DSRF with fundraising tips and encouragement the satisfaction of helping young people with Down syndrome reach their full potential, and the greatest cheering section you can imagine during the race
Are you a runner? Please consider running hand in hand with young people with Down syndrome, by joining the DSRF team.
Not a marathoner? You can still help! The Down Syndrome Resource Foundation will be operating a water station along the Marathon route, and we need at least 25 volunteers to be part of our team! Please join us as we cheer on our runners and spread the word about DSRF. Please e-mail Heather Silberberg or call 604-444-3773 for more information.
Thank you for running for individuals with Down syndrome!